Wednesday, June 22, 2011

You are Perfect

{{{Disclaimer: I've heard a song on the radio a couple of times these past few days that really struck me hard...until I went to download it and realized there is a HUGE, ugly word said many times in the song. So in order to keep this post true to it's title, I am going to talk about the song the way I thought it was sung...and not how the words go.}}}

We walked around the temple for Family Home Evening on Monday night. As the kids were walking and I was taking pictures, the song, "Perfect" by Pink came into my head. I've heard it on the radio before and it struck me so hard on this particular day. My favorite part says, "Pretty, pretty please, dont you ever, ever feel, like your less than, less than perfect." You see, my children are perfect. They are perfect for us. They are perfect for each other. And I hope that they always remember this.

I often worry about their self esteem and I want them to know that we love them very much. I try to incorporate fun activities into our days and teach them about their worth. I dont want to miss out on their lives at all, which is why I stay home with them.

People often dont understand why I trade having money for staying home with my kids. It is such a hard thing to explain unless you have lived both sides of it. I've worked and I've stayed home. Both are a challenge in so many different ways but only one comes with eternal rewards.

I see my children loving each other and behaving well and I think, "I did that!". I hear them singing songs or painting pictures and I think, "I taught them that!". I hope I can also succeed in teaching them of their worth and divine nature.

Because they are perfect. And they are worth it.

And that's how Suze sees it.

{{{Now after I know what the true words are to the song, I am sad that I will no longer be singing it in the car with my kids. If only it could have been written my way.}}}


mindy said...

You are a great momma! U made a good choice for your little fam & I'm sure they will cherish this time!

Sam and Trev said...

that is how the radio edit version of the song goes. You could probably download that version. I like it much better the radio way. There's no need to make such a pretty song so vulgar.